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Meet Coach Shawn Powell, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

    • Shawn Powell

      Strength & Conditioning Coach

Shawn Powell was named as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cannon School in May 2014. Coach Powell works with student-athletes in Cannon's newly constructed 3,500-square foot Andrews Strength and Conditioning Center.

Coach Powell joined Cannon after spending five years as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Penske Racing and seven years as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Carolina Panthers.

Coach Powell rose to the top of the list of our national search and is clearly a strength and conditioning coach of high character, experience and competence. Equally important is his history working with championship programs, including his time with the Carolina Panthers when they reached the Super Bowl, and his tenure with one of the most elite auto racing organizations in the world at Penske Racing.

Coach Powell, a North Carolina native, holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Kinesiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an Associate of Arts in Health Fitness Technology from Brevard College.

Meet Coach Kyle Jacksic, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

    • Kyle Jacksic

      Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Kyle Jacksic joined Cannon in 2020 after a short stint as an intern with Clemson University basketball. Before that, he served as a sports performance coach at Midtown Athletic Club in Rochester, New York. There he was responsible for programming for middle school, high school, and collegiate athletes, especially their top tier tennis program. Coach Jacksic has also coached and interned with University at Buffalo football, University of Lynchburg, Skylands Orthopaedics, and Sports Training Physical Therapy. He found his passion for human performance after an injury nearly took his sports career away as an athlete at Blair Academy.

Coach Jacksic is a native of New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Lynchburg in Virginia, where he was also a four-year member of the baseball team. He graduated in 2020 from Canisius College in New York with a Master of Science in Health and Human Performance. Kyle is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and holds a Level One coach certification through USA Weightlifting.

Andrews Strength and Conditioning Center

The 4,100 square-foot Andrews Strength and Conditioning Center is a state-of-the-art center designed to enhance physical education of students in all grades—from junior kindergarteners learning coordination to varsity football players preparing for a Friday night game.

Highlights include:

  • A full-time Strength and Conditioning Head Coach and an Assistant Coach.
  • The Andrews Strength and Conditioning Center first floor includes eight fully-equipped strength stations. These feature legend fitness racks with benches, 90 lb. PowerBlock dumbbells, and 6, 8 and 10 lb. medicine balls and bands. There are also sixteen 45-lb. lifting bars and four 25-lb. lifting bars, eight kettle bell handles, four sets of plyo boxes, and ten sets of Jungle Gym XT suspension trainers.
  • The Andrews Strength and Conditioning Center second floor features four spin cycles, two treadmills, and two rowing machines for rehabilitation, conditioning, and low-impact cardio work.

Cannon School

Phone: 704-786-8171 | Fax: 704-788-7779